Hopping Easter Fun

- Posted on: 21/03/2023 - $itemValue.title

Welcome to our Easter blog! We're excited to share all the wonderful things there are to do in Kildare with your children this Easter. We appreciate how important it is to find fun, family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy. So, whether you live in the local area or just visiting the area for your staycation, here are some great ideas for family activities in Kildare.

Killashee Hotel is the perfect base for exploring Kildare with your family. We have comfortable and spacious family rooms with all the necessary amenities to ensure a perfect and relaxing stay for you and your loved ones. At Killashee we have so much to do onsite - from our fairy forest trail, butterfly gardens, playground with our very own zipline, mini explorer bug hunt kits to explore our Johnny Magory wildlife nature trail, play room, movie nights and children's swimming pool. But for this blog, it is all about the attractions in Kildare & beyond!


The Irish National Stud & Gardens (15minutes from Killashee Hotel)

The Irish National Stud and Gardens: For an educational and fascinating family outing, head to the Irish National Stud and Gardens. Here you can explore the beautiful gardens, see the magnificent horses close up and learn about the history of the stud farm.

It’s time to dust off your bunny ears, grab a basket and get ready for a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities at the Irish National Stud. This year, they have an exciting line-up of events that are sure to keep you entertained from 12pm-4pm on Friday April 7th – Monday April 10th. From face painting and magic shows to Easter egg hunts and much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. All Easter events can be enjoyed as part of the general admission ticket to the Irish National Stud & Gardens.

Discover More: https://irishnationalstud.ie/

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park (25 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

This park is perfect for families with children of all ages. It features a train ride, a pet farm, an indoor play area, and beautiful gardens to explore. You'll also learn about Ireland's history and culture through interactive exhibits and displays.

Easter 2023 at Lullymore is an eggcellent venue for your family Easter fun. The easter event runs from April 8th to April 14th- note online bookings only for this event! Join the Easter Bunny for “eggstra” Easter event and solve the bunny puzzle and collect your egg & prize! What Easter celebration would be complete without an Easter egg hunt? Hop on over to the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for the most egg-citing hunt of them all! Find all the clues hidden throughout the park, solve Easter Bunny’s puzzle and collect your egg. There will also be prizes of larger eggs each afternoon for everybody who has done the Egg Hunt!

Clonfert Pet Farm Easter Festival (30 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

The Easter Enchantment at Clonfert Pet farm takes place from 1st to 9th April. Funfair, Fairy Trail, Treasure Hunt and family fun galore. Brilliant family memories are guaranteed. This farm and mini zoo offer a great selection of farm and zoo animals with a huge selection of outdoor and indoor play options with three playgrounds, a football and Astro pitch, mini golf, zipline, bouncy castle and indoor play centre. True fun for all the family. 

Discover More: https://www.clonfertpetfarm.com/

The Kildare Maze (25 minutes from Killashee Hotel) 

This outdoor activity is a must-see for families. Located in Prosperous, the Kildare Maze offers hours of entertainment as you navigate through the twists and turns of the maze. Get lost in the Kildare Maze, which is made up of over 1.5 acres of winding paths and hedges. It is a great way to spend an afternoon, and there are plenty of other activities on site including a sand pit, playground and crazy golf. 

Donadea Forest Park (25 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Donadea Forest Park is a beautiful natural area that's perfect for family walks and picnics, a must-visit for nature-loving families. With over 640 acres of woodland and lakes, you'll have plenty of space to explore. The park also has a café for a treat after a long walk. Children will love exploring the woods and spotting wildlife, while parents can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Kildare Farm Foods Open farm & Café (20 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop is an ideal day out for the whole family. You can experience all that is great about country life. This is free of charge for visitors and is buggy friendly and wheelchair accessible. Visitors can see a wide variety of animals including a Zebra, Wallabies, Mara, Pigs, Sheep, Camels, Goats, Deer, Ostrich, Chickens, Fish and Ducks. With a cafe that serves a wide variety catering to everyone’s needs. This experience has a crazy golf facility and train to bring you around the farm walk (both for a small fee). The shop sells fresh produce as well as condiments, treats and frozen foods. This really is an experience that will have your little ones very excited without breaking the bank!

Castletown House and Parklands (30 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Castletown House and Parklands: This 18th-century mansion and park is a great place to explore with the family. You can take a guided tour of the house or simply enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Kids will love running around the park and playing on the playground.

Redhills Adventure (20 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Redhills Adventure is one of Ireland’s most exciting adventure centres. There is a range of activities available:

  • Airsoft Combat Games (11+ and adults)
  • Splatmaster Junior Paintball (8+)
  • Archery Tag (8+ and adults)
  • Teambuilding Challenge Games (8+ and adults)
  • Assault Course
  • Traditional Archery (12+)
  • Axe Throwing (18+)
  • Airsoft Electronic Shooting Range (10+)
  • Mobile Activities

These activities are for groups so if travelling as a group of family and friends this is a fun outing for the older children. 

Discover More: https://www.redhillsadventure.ie

Note that most attractions require pre-booking so make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Starting to look outside Kildare for some nearby Easter adventures:

Russborough House & Parklands (15 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Looking for some fun this Easter Sunday? Look no further than Russborough House & Parklands Easter Nature Hunt on Easter Sunday from 12 to 2pm!

Join them for a day of family fun, meet the Easter Bunny, and complete our fun nature hunt to enjoy a special treat for the kids. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or an Easter enthusiast, you’ll be sure to hop home with some egg-citing memories!

This is a free family event.

Luggwoods (25 minutes from Killashee Hotel) 

Discover Luggwoods this Easter with your family for their amazing Easter eggstravaganza this Spring. The easter bunny loves going to the majestic forest so make sure to join him on the trail and discover the fairy tale characters who will help you crack the code to the puzzle as your imagination goes wild. There is so much to see and do as you wind your way through the natural forest setting. Visit the hidden Luggwoods mini petting farm and so much more! It’s that time of the year so of course, a chocolate Easter egg for all of the boys and girls is necessity. Easter at Luggwoods really is a wonderful place to make memories that last a lifetime!

Discover More: https://luggwoodsevents.com/ 

The Avon – Blessington (20 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

The Avon is an unrivalled nature retreat and adventure centre and offer a fantastic range of outdoor activities for all ages and fitness abilities. From learning to kayak on the lake, archery, wall climbing to practising orienteering and navigational skills in the forest, this is not for the faint hearted.  The Avon is a great place for grab lunch, their food court outside has a number of food offerings from pizza, hot dogs, sweet churros and fish nada chips. They serve truly delicious pizza from the Big Blue Bus and is really the ideal afternoon treat on a dry day as you sit on a picnic bench and enjoy your meal looking over the lakes. 

Discover More: https://www.theavon.ie/activities.html 

ZipIt Forest Adventures Dublin (45 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Zip It is a high wire forest adventure park with a difference. A place for young and old, where children can let their imagination run wild and where adults can embrace their inner child. You can climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, even ride a BMX across a bridge, before zipping down one of our many ziplines. Children from age 7 to adults can enjoy up to 3 hours of excitement and adventure. Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or just looking to try something different, ZIPIT offers a unique outdoor experience for everyone to enjoy. So make the children put down their tablets and you put down your smartphone, it is time to get back to nature and let yourself go!

Easter Egg Hunt Clissmann (55 minutes from Killashee Hotel)

Clissmann Horse Caravans is less than an hour drive from Killashee in county Wicklow. Imagine a charming hideaway tucked in the trees where together as a family you can enjoy a n authentic experience with friendly horses and donkeys. It is a great fun filled day as you hop, skip and jump through the fields with your basket to hunt down some Easter eggs. Crack the clues to help the Easter bunny and find the crunchy carrots for his donkey pals. Enjoy some barn games for all ages in the bouncing bunny barn, ideal to capture the memory with some egg-stra special family photos. 

Discover More: https://clissmannhorsecaravans.com/easter-egg-hunt/

We hope this list has inspired you to get out and explore all that Kildare has to offer with your family. 

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